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Bacula MySQL Director Password Disclosure Weakness

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Release Date:  2007-10-22    Last Update:  2007-10-26    Views:  9,660

Secunia Advisory SA27243

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Exposure of sensitive information

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Matthijs Kooijman has reported a weakness in Bacula, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information.

The weakness is caused due to the "make_catalog_backup" script using the MySQL password as command line argument when invoking other programs. This can be exploited to disclose the password via e.g. the "ps" command.

Note: In case of an error, the script may also send the MySQL password in an unencrypted email, which can be exploited to disclose the password via sniffing attacks.


Solution:
The vendor recommends passing the MySQL password via an environment variable or a secure file. Disable the email message notification.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported in a Debian bug by Matthijs Kooijman.

Original Advisory:
Bacula bug:
http://bugs.bacula.org/view.php?id=990

Debian:
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=446809

Deep Links:
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